Appeal of Fees Process

University refund policy is published in the Student Handbook, Catalogs and on web pages of the university and states: “Requests for exceptions to the refund schedule are considered only to resolve problems that have resulted from documented errors made by university representatives or other circumstances that are clearly the responsibility of Purdue University Fort Wayne. Requests and supporting documentation must be received by the registrar’s office within the first two weeks of classes. After this, all refunds will be determined by the published schedule”.

Students may complete the Application for an Appeal of Fees only if there are significant or unusual circumstances outside of their control that cause their involuntary withdraw from any or all classes.

Students receiving financial aid may be required to repay any and all aid applied to the account if classes are dropped and/or an appeal is granted. If you are receiving any type of financial aid you will need to contact the Financial Aid office (260) 481-6820 or to consult a Financial Aid advisor regarding how filing an appeal with our office may affect your aid.

An appeal request must be submitted by the student. Appeals submitted by a parent or legal guardian will be accepted only in circumstances where the student may be mentally or physically unable.

The Refund Appeals Committee meets on a monthly basis (or as necessary during the summer) to review student requests for exceptions to the university refund policy.

An exception to the refund policy will be considered when this appears to be an appropriate response to a student’s personal emergency. This is a procedure to request an exception and approval is not “automatic.” Each request will be considered on its own circumstances and merits.

In order for a request to be reviewed by the committee, please provide the following information.

  • A signed and completed Application for an Appeal of Fees, from the student, which includes student identification number, student current address, and explains the circumstances related to the request. (See Application)
  • Documentation which supports the request. (See Application for detailed explanation)

The written statement and documentation must be delivered to the Enrollment Service Center in Kettler Hall  in person, through the mail, or via fax 260-481-6110. We reserve the right to verify all documentation received for this purpose.


An Application for an Appeal of Fees will be considered only after the committee has been provided with the written request from the student and acceptable documentation. Requests will be reviewed by the “Refund Appeals Committee” on a monthly basis. A letter stating if the appeal has been approved or denied will be sent to the student and a copy sent to the Bursar’s office.

Click here to download a copy of the Application for an Appeal of Fees.

Submit completed form to:
Purdue University Fort Wayne Office of the Registrar
Attn: Appeals Committee
2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne IN 46805
Fax: (260) 481-6110